Anthropometrics and body composition

Basic Elements

Anthropometrics are values that quantify the size and proportions of an individual. Body weight and height are typical anthropometric assessments that can also be used to calculate body mass index. The relative size of specific segments of the body measured as lengths or circumferences and the comparison of these segments as ratios provide insight into the individual shape or physique of the athlete. Body composition provides an overview of the separate components (fat, muscle, bone, water etc.) that make up the total body mass. In most of the sports anthropometrics and body composition may affect performance that’s why evaluation of those parameters is very crucial components of physical fitness profile.

Tests

  • Body mass index (BMI)
  • Waist to Hip ratio (WHR)
  • Skinfold assessments
  • Bioelectrical impedance analysis

Body fat percentage for women and men

MEN
Scale % 20 – 29 30 – 39 40 – 49 50 – 59 60 +
90 7,1 11,3 13,6 15,3 15,3
80 9,4 13,9 16,3 17,9 18,4
70 11,8 15,9 18,1 19,8 20,3
60 14,1 17,5 19,6 21,3 22
50 15,9 19 21,1 22,7 23,5
40 17,4 20,5 22,5 24,1 25
30 19,5 22,3 24,1 25,7 26,7
20 22,4 24,2 26,1 27,5 28,5
10 25,9 27,3 28,9 30,3 31,2
WOMEN
Κλίμακα % 20 – 29 30 – 39 40 – 49 50 – 59 60 +
90 14,5 15,5 18,5 21,6 21,1
80 17,1 18 21,3 25 25,1
70 19 20 23,5 26,6 27,5
60 20,6 21,6 24,9 28,5 29,3
50 22,1 23,1 26,4 30,1 30,9
40 23,7 24,9 28,1 31,6 32,5
30 25,4 27 30,1 33,5 34,3
20 27,7 29,3 32,1 35,6 36,6
10 32,1 32,8 35,0 37,7 39,3

Fat mass, body fat percentage and fat free mass are the three main indexes that sports engaged people are looking for.

The mean body fat percentage for men athletes is 10% while for women 18%. The high-fat mass or fat percentage is associated with cardiovascular and metabolic diseases.

Suggested Sports

All the sports (group, individual, martial arts) and other groups of physical, mental, and spiritual practices.

Test Duration

5 min

We provide the assessment tests in:

a) Lab

b) Fields or courts  according to teams and coaches needs

Photo Gallery

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